Former Super Eagles Coach and one time defender of the Super Eagles, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi is dead. A tweet on the Nigeria Football Federation's handle, @thenff, says the legend died in the early hours of today (Wednesday). Also Ademola Olajire, an Assistant Director of Communications in the Nigeria Football Federation, said that Keshi died after he was rushed to a hospital in Benin after complaining of his legs.
He said that Keshi had problems with his legs and that he could not stand for long. More so, Valere Hounandinou, an Assistant Coach to Keshi, confirmed to Vanguard that "last week, Stephen Keshi complained to him that he was having irregular heart beats and he advised him to go the hospital".
The former international football player and coach lost his wife, Kate, last year after a prolonged battle with cancer. Keshi has coached the national teams of Togo and Mali, qualifying the former to the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
In his last job with Nigeria, he won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and reached the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
May his soul rest in peace - Amen.